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secession

 
Noun secession has 3 senses
  1. secession, sezession - an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s
    --1 is a kind of school; artistic movement, art movement
  2. Secession - the withdrawal of eleven Southern states from the Union in 1860 which precipitated the American Civil War
    --2 is a kind of
    separation
  3. secession, withdrawal - formal separation from an alliance or federation
    --3 is a kind of separation
    --3 has particulars: breakaway, breaking away
    Derived form: verb secede1
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